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post #1 of 8 Old 12-21-2009, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
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Walnut Candle stand

I finally got the full size version finished. Well not exactly finished. It still needs a few more layers of finish and some TLC but it will be done by Christmas which is good because I'm sure my sister wants it.
It's made from Walnut. I had subtle redesign from my miniature. The center spindle had a defect so I had to shrink it in diameter more than I had planned. I wasn't happy with the feet on the mini so I changed the angles, made the foot narrower and tapered the thickness from 1" to 3/4" as it goes to the feet.
The glue up on the table top went well and the joint is almost invisible. There's just a very slight telltale on one end due to the grain running not quite parallel. considering this is the first table top I've done in about 5 years I was happy.
As a turner I wanted to add my own touch so I turned the bottom of the table and added texture using the Sorby texturing tool. I turned the wood that holds the top on 3 axis, one center and then one for each screw. I also added the finial on the bottom.
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John,
The table turned out great. Looks very elegant. I like the underside of the table. I think I would be tempted to do the texture detail on the top. How big did you make it? After being fooled by the mini version, it's hard to tell the scale.
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That turned out really well John. I'm with Mike I think we need the penny for reference.

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That looks really nice. Good job!

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Yea I should have layed a penny on the top. It is 25" tall the top is 18" across.
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What did you use to cut the curved legs?
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I used the bandsaw followed by the disc sander for the outside curve and a round drum sander in the drill press for cleaning up the inside. I glued them together and cut and sanded all 3 at once. Then I cut dovetails in the end and had to hand carve the undercut to match the circular tenon they attached to.
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Excellent work John. Congratulation. Mitch
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